Go Group Media
Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Margherita Akhvlediani
    Director
    AHDA Fellow, 2015

    Go Group Media was established in 2009 by a group of professional journalists and editors. It works mainly in Georgia and the South Caucasus region. As an organization, it seeks to use journalism to voice local concerns and facilitate a deeper and more informed dialogue within the society and in particular within the regions outside the capitals. In particular, the organization supports people to people contacts between communities, including those in the regions divided by conflicts, in order to explore common points of understanding on the key problems and issues. One of the organization’s key targets is the creation of greater opportunities for ordinary members of society, including members of minority groups, to respond to new realities and play a more active role in decision-making in the region and beyond. The organization seeks to use journalism as a tool to soothe tensions between different communities in the Caucasus which are often exacerbated by a lack of reliable information; to challenge predominant myths and stereotypes by providing information on complex issues and channels for dialogue; and to help societies afflicted by violence to understand the long-term benefits of a peace-building process.

    Volunteer Responsibilities

    Go Group Media expects its intern to be a multi-tasker capable of combining several or all of the functions listed below:

    • Designing and running an Internet-based PR campaign to improve recognizability of Go Group Media and its cross-Caucasus media outlet JAMnews, www.jam-news.net.
    • Producing multimedia for JAMnews. 
    • Producing teasers and trailers for Go Group Media’s documentary films.
    • Researching documentary film festivals across the world for those Go Group Media’s films could apply to take part in; writing synopses for the eligible films, filling in application forms and corresponding with potential festival hosts.
    • Running the YouTube channel for JAMnews and Go Group Media.
    • Making a research of media and human rights organizations across the world that are involved in the activities similar to Go Group Media’s and establishing intensive professional relationships with those that match the criteria.
    • Raising funds for small media and citizen journalism projects to be implemented on the behalf of Go Group Media and JAMnews.

    Volunteers will work an average of 5-7 hours per day on weekdays, with a flexible schedule. Weekends and Georgian public holidays are off. 

    Housing

    While the organization is not able to provide housing, it will work with the student to identify a place to stay.